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Growing Old-Fashioned Roses (Nottle) Second Edition
 
(1994)  Page(s) 16.  
 
Mr. Alexander Macleay's garden notes for Elizabeth Bay House, Sydney in the 1840s... listed Rosa alba celestia ('Celeste' or 'Celestial' ?), Rosa alba 'Dr Beligina', Rosa alba 'Maiden's Blush', Rosa alba 'Double White' (alba maxima ?) and Rosa alba 'Spineless Virgin'.
 
(1994)  Page(s) 17.  
 
Quatre Saisons and Quatre Saisons Blanc Mousseaux are frequently found in old settlements around Australia and New Zealand...
(1994)  Page(s) 19.  
 
Chapeau de Napoleon... the botanical name is Rosa centifolia cristata... The sepals which guard the unopened bud have sported crested wing-like growths such that they resemble the cockade on an 18th century general's hat...
(1994)  Page(s) 20.  
 
In the eastern states of Australia a bright red, double, China rose is frequently known as the 'Lady Brisbane' rose. There has been much debate about the origins and name of this rose, most people incline to the view that it is 'Cramoisi Superieur', but it has a small group of steadfast believers who cannot accept this...
 
(1994)  Page(s) 9.  
 
Boschendal and Drostdy [two gardens in South Africa], have been landscaped by Mrs. Gwen Fagan. Her knowledge of old-fashioned roses in the Cape Province is unrivalled, as is her collection of living plants.
 
(1994)  Page(s) 47.  
 
Madame Charles (1864)... enormous pyramids of blossoms; the blooms are semi-double in two shades of rose pink, lighter on the upper face of each petal and darker on the reverse.
(1994)  Page(s) 8.  
 
Jessie Mould has made a very intensive study of old roses in the Banks Peninsula area [of New Zealand], and also especially in the area settled by French colonists at Akaroa. So widely were roses circulated through his See by the Roman Catholic bishop that 'Old Blush' , the little pink rose, gained the local name 'Bishop Pompallier's Rose'. Likewise the good bishop distributed 'Madame Plantier' as he toured the district conducting weddings and christenins, so that it became known as 'The Bride's Rose'.
 
(1994)  Page(s) 8.  
 
For many readers Nancy Steen's lovely book The Charm of Old Roses would have been a first lesson in old roses. The story of her travels throughout the length of New Zealand in search of the roses of the roadside is an entertaining and well-told tale of discovery, frustration and hope which took up the greater part of her life.
 
(1994)  Page(s) 8, 47.  
 
Page 8: Jessie Mould has made a very intensive study of old roses in the Banks Peninsula area [of New Zealand], and also especially in the area settled by French colonists at Akaroa. So widely were roses circulated through his See by the Roman Catholic bishop that 'Old Blush', the little pink rose, gained the local name 'Bishop Pompallier's Rose'. Likewise the good bishop distributed 'Madame Plantier' as he toured the district conducting weddings and christenings, so that it became known as 'The Bride's Rose'.
Page 47: Old Blush or 'Monthly Rose'... will be found [in Australia] as wilding in many areas, especially near old mining settlements. True to its name this rose blooms all year through in all but the coldest areas and has been long known and loved for its fragrance...
(1994)  Page(s) 17.  
 
Quatre Saisons and Quatre Saisons Blanc Mousseaux are frequently found in old settlements around Australia and New Zealand...
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